On This day in history The Great Fire burns in London on September 2, 1666
On September 2nd, 1666, The Great Fire burns in London, many buildings in the city were lost to the fire, including St. Paul's Cathedral. The fire was started in a local bakery.
Other Events on September 2:
1789: The US Treasury is founded.
1969: The ATM was used for the first time by the public.
1969: Ho chi Minh died at the age of 79 due to cardiac arrest.
1945: Vietnam declares Independence.
1945: WWII Officially ends when Japan surrenders to the Allies.
1973: J.R.R. Tolkien, the creator of Lord of the Rings, died at the age of 81 in England.
1996: Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" hits #1.